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Is Going to School for Audio Engineering Worth It?


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A hotly contested topic in the music industry, and a question I frequently get asked by students is, “Will getting a degree in audio engineering be a waste of time and money?” I find the answer to that question is actually a much more nuanced one, and there's no one-size-fits-all answer.

The Musician's Guide to Getting a Better Monitor Mix During Performances

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As performing musicians, the importance of having a monitor mix that lets us hear what we need to during a performance cannot be understated. Despite often not being the ones directly in control of this mix, here are a number of things we can do as musicians to ensure we get the mix that we're looking for.

8 Signs You're Being "That Guy" in the Studio

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This isn't the first time we've discussed the etiquette expected of musicians (and yes, it can be a two-way street). Here's a quick list of how you can avoid being "that guy" in the studio!

8 Signs You're Being "That Guy" Onstage

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This isn't the first time we've discussed the etiquette expected of musicians when working with a sound tech at a show, but unfortunately it bears repeating. Here's a quick list of how you can avoid being "that guy" onstage!

3 Ways to EQ Without Touching a Single EQ Knob

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So often when recording, the first thing many people tend to reach for when looking to shape a sound is an equalizer. Many times, this can be can be the perfect tool, but it's not your only option. A sure sign of amateur mixes is that they usually get "overcooked" with EQ, especially in the digital realm. This is something even experienced engineers, myself included, find themselves sliding into from time to time. So what other options do we have before we start turning knobs?